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  • Wings For a Better Planet [New Winglet for Boeing 737]

    01/11/2015 2:38:11 AM PST · by gortklattu · 18 replies
    Boeing ^ | not specified | Boeing
    Improving fuel efficiency, even by one percent, on the world's most popular plane makes a huge difference. After achieving success with the first 737 winglet, the team was challenged with finding ways to make the 737 MAX even more efficient. Boeing video at the source
  • DOD Is Stuck with a Flawed $1.5 Trillion Fighter Jet

    04/02/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 81 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 2/18/2014 | David Francis
    On CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, national security correspondent David Martin chronicled the seemingly never-ending list of problems with the Pentagon’s next-generation F-35 fight jet, from cost overruns of $160 billion to technical problems that have plagued the plane’s development. When asked if the F-35 program, which is expected to cost some $1.5 trillion over the four-decade life of the program, is now under control, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, Frank Kendall, said, "Yes, it is." But that commitment came with a warning. “Long gone is the time when we're going to pay for mistake after mistake after mistake," said...
  • United Airlines to install 'winglets' on planes to save fuel

    07/22/2013 6:29:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2013 | Hugo Martin
    With airlines operating on razor-thin profit margins, carriers are pulling out all the stops to cut costs. The latest example is United Airlines, which plans to install new angled tips to the ends of the wings on more than 140 of its 737-model jets beginning next year.
  • Report: Boeing to settle NLRB lawsuit

    11/30/2011 11:43:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Post & Courier ^ | November 30, 2011 | Brendan Kearney
    Boeing and its Machinists' union have struck a deal that both settles the controversial National Labor Relations Board lawsuit and keeps the new 737 production line in Washington, the Seattle Times is reporting, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, the union will announce the agreement momentarily, at a 2 p.m. EST news conference. The agreement is huge news for South Carolina as Boeing's North Charleston plant had been at the center of the NLRB case. While the terms of the deal have not been announced, it would seem the Dreamliner production facility by Charleston International Airport is now in...
  • PICTURE: India's first 737-based P-8I nears flight debut

    09/20/2011 8:55:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 21/09/11 | Craig Hoyle
    PICTURE: India's first 737-based P-8I nears flight debut By Craig Hoyle Boeing is close to conducting the first flight of a 737-800-based P-8I maritime patrol aircraft for the Indian navy, with its first example having emerged at the manufacturer’s Renton Field assembly site in Washington. Photographed by AirSpace user Brandon Farris earlier this month, the aircraft has already been painted in Indian markings and assigned the registration IN320. It is the first of eight P-8Is on order as replacements for the navy’s current Tupolev Tu-142 turboprops. The aircraft was last pictured as it entered final assembly in June. © Brandon...
  • Boeing reports order for 32 737s canceled

    02/04/2011 9:52:21 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | 2/4/2011 | AFP via Google News
    US aerospace giant Boeing said Friday that a customer had canceled an order for 32 of its best-selling single-aisle 737 aircraft. In a weekly table on changes in orders and deliveries for commercial aircraft, Boeing reported 32 orders for the short-to-medium-range plane were canceled, leaving net orders for 737s so far this year at zero. The canceled order was placed before 2011 and the customer did not want to be identified, Boeing spokesman Doug Alder told AFP. The Chicago-based firm has taken 32 new orders for 737s in the year to date: Alaska Airlines, 15 planes; the US Navy, six;...
  • China Confirms $19 Billion In Boeing Orders [Update, see #6]

    01/19/2011 9:48:32 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    AviationWeek.com ^ | Jan 19, 2011 | Michael Mecham
    China Confirms $19 Billion In Boeing Orders Jan 19, 2011 By Michael Mecham mecham@aviationweek.com China’s President Hu Jintao came to Washington bearing gifts—solidified orders for 200 Boeing 737s and 777s. Hu was thought likely bring an order of new Boeing jets as a gift for Obama when the two leaders began their summit Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Washington. Historically, Chinese leaders have chosen to combine the occasion of a state visit with the drama of announcing an aircraft order. But Boeing was not sure how big an order to expect. Since 2007, Chinese carriers have placed a series of Boeing...
  • Boeing Team Begins Building India's Navy's First P-8I Aircraft

    12/07/2010 10:05:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    Boeing ^ | 12/7/2010 | Boeing
    The Boeing P-8I team began fabricating the first part for the Indian navy's first long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft on Dec. 6 in Wichita. The P-8I, based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing is developing for the U.S. Navy. Employees at Spirit AeroSystems -- where all Boeing Next-Generation 737 fuselages, nacelles and pylons are designed and built -- cut the P-8I's first part, a bonded aluminum panel that later will be installed on the fuselage's upper lobe to support an antenna. The panel and other fuselage components will...
  • Russia to buy 50 Boeing 737s worth four billion dollars

    06/24/2010 3:47:32 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies
    ChannelOneAsia.Com ^ | 6/25/2010 | ChannelOneAsia.Com
    President Barack Obama on Thursday said that Russia was buying 50 Boeing aircraft valued at four billion dollars that could create 44,000 jobs in the struggling US economy. Obama, speaking after White House talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, said the order was part of a broad array of major trade and investment deals between the two countries. "Consistent with my administration's national export initiative, this includes the sale of 50 Boeing aircraft worth four billion dollars that could add up to 44,000 new jobs in the American aerospace industry," Obama said. In a statement released after Obama's comment, Boeing...
  • Boeing Wedgetail Aircraft Accepted Into Royal Australian Air Force Fleet

    05/05/2010 7:49:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 359+ views
    Boeing News ^ | 5/06/2010 | Boeing News
    The Boeing Company today announced that the Commonwealth of Australia has accepted the first two Project Wedgetail 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft into the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fleet. The aircraft were accepted during a ceremony today at RAAF Base Williamtown, the main operating base for the Wedgetail fleet. "This major milestone demonstrates that the 737 AEW&C system is ready for operational training and use. It also represents the culmination of years of design, development, modification and testing by the Boeing-led team to bring this complex system -- the first of its type -- to our...
  • FAA orders emergency 737 inspections

    03/13/2010 6:51:00 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 1,228+ views
    Puget Sound Business Journal ^ | March 13, 2010 | Unattributed
    The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered owners and operators of Boeing 737 jets to check some aircraft for loose lug bearings in the tail, according to an Emergency Airworthiness Directive issued Friday.Boeing estimates that the directive affects about 600 aircraft, which need to be inspected within 12 days. Failure of the lugs could cause vibration leading to structural failure of the horizontal fins and flaps in the tail, possibly resulting in “loss of aircraft control and structural integrity,” the agency’s directive said. Boeing issued a related service alert Friday that affected six models of 737s, the company’s biggest-selling jetliner. The...
  • Boeing’s Poseidon, 737’s ‘lethal twin,’ moves ahead

    02/16/2010 9:49:11 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 31 replies · 1,168+ views
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | 1/15/2010 | Wichita Business Journal
    Boeing Co. said it’s completed a series of tests of its new P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine airplane in Seattle, with tests being described as “a major milestone.” The U.S. Navy is slated to buy 117 of the maritime and patrol aircraft, which are derived from a 737 fuselage. Spirit AeroSystems Inc. in Wichita makes most of the 737 airframe. The P-8A aircraft contains sophisticated detection equipment and weaponry that are designed to find and sink submarines that could threaten aircraft carriers. The complete P-8A program will be worth more than $40 billion. The airplane that Boeing tested in Seattle was subjected...
  • Last flight: United says farewell to the 737

    10/28/2009 9:41:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies · 1,969+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 28, 2009 | Julie Johnsson
    Today marks a bittersweet milestone in aviation history. United Airlines, the first carrier to make the Boeing 737 a staple of its fleet 41 years ago, is retiring the last of those jets in an airborne party that will stretch from Virginia to California. The plane is the last of 94 Boeing 737s that United has grounded since September 2008. That painful maneuver cost thousands of United workers their jobs but likely saved the carrier from financial calamity as the travel market collapsed last winter following Wall Street's meltdown, analysts said.
  • Hundreds of 737s may need uncoated nutplates rectified: Boeing

    11/13/2008 9:30:37 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 54 replies · 1,669+ views
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 13/11/08 | Jon Ostrower
    Boeing's 737 programme is facing a new challenge to return to full-rate production, after it confirmed that thousands of small pieces of structural hardware must be replaced because of a lack of corrosive coating. The airframer says the components, known as nutplates, do not present "an immediate safety of flight issue". But the non-conforming nutplates have been fitted in aircraft delivered over the last 15 months. This problem impacts "thousands" of nutplates in each 737 fuselage. The company explains that about 30% will require replacement, a number that runs about 3,000 to 4,000 nutplates per fuselage according to a programme...
  • Plane lands in South Africa after engine falls off

    11/08/2007 4:43:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies · 741+ views
    CNN.com ^ | November 8, 2007 | Associated Press
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- A plane carrying more than 100 people made an emergency landing in South Africa after an engine fell off during takeoff from Cape Town on Wednesday, officials said. No injuries were reported. The Nationwide airline plane, bound for Johannesburg, touched down safely after the airport's fire and rescue services rushed to clear debris from the runway. The right engine of the Boeing 737 "separated from the wing. The aircraft continued to climb out," the airline said in a statement. One of the passengers, Pretoria businesswoman Ronel Derman, told the South African Press Association that...
  • Spanish 737's low approach wrecks Katowice Airport lighting

    10/29/2007 10:56:03 AM PDT · by Freeport · 42 replies · 864+ views
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 29/10/07 | David Kaminski-Morrow
    Polish investigators are investigating a serious incident in which a chartered Air Europa Boeing 737-800 descended far below the approach path and destroyed dozens of approach lights while landing at Katowice Airport. The aircraft had been chartered by the United Nations and was returning from Lebanon with 114 Polish peacekeeping soldiers, plus a crew of 11, on board. While landing on 27 October it struck several directional guidance and flashing approach lamps – ranging from a few centimetres to more than 10m (32ft) tall – and suffered extensive damage to its fuselage, wings, flap fairings, lights and the nacelles on...
  • Boy survives two-hour flight to Moscow hanging onto plane wing

    10/01/2007 10:53:31 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 93 replies · 4,956+ views
    20:56 MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - A 15-year-old boy from the Urals suffered acute frostbite after riding the wing of a Boeing-737 plane on a two-hour flight from Perm to Moscow, Russian radio station Mayak reported on Monday. After clinging on for the entire 1300-kilometer (808-mile) flight to Vnukovo Airport, the boy, named Andrei, collapsed onto the tarmac. His arms and legs were so severely frozen that rescuers were at first unable to remove his coat and shoes, the radio station said. The airport did not confirm the report. "We have no information on this," the Vnukovo press...
  • Boeing expects to deliver 737 replacement by 2015

    06/26/2007 2:02:04 PM PDT · by Freeport · 449+ views
    www.flightglobal.com ^ | 25/06/07 | Andrew Doyle
    Boeing expects to bring its long-awaited 737 replacement to the market by 2015, but is refusing to be pressured into an early launch decision by environmentally conscious airlines or any competitive move by rival Airbus. "I'm thinking we are probably seven to eight years away from when we replace [the 737]," says Boeing Commercial Airplanes president Scott Carson. "We continue to look at the state of technology and what requirements there are in the airline industry. We suspect that the technology required to meet those designs is still a little way in front of us," he adds. Alongside advanced airframe...
  • Engine failure studied in Cameroon crash (114 dead)

    05/07/2007 12:57:00 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 21 replies · 736+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7 May 07 | HEIDI VOGT
    Investigators focused Monday on the possibility a Kenya Airways jetliner lost power in both engines during a storm just after takeoff and was trying to glide back to the airport when it plunged into a mangrove swamp 12 miles from the runway. All 114 people on board were killed in the crash, officials in this West African nation said after picking their way along a muddy path to the site strewn with pieces of metal, bodies and shoes. After being delayed an hour by storms, the Kenya-bound Boeing 737-800 sent a distress signal shortly after takeoff from Douala early Saturday,...
  • Cameroon - Kenya Airways plane wreckage found -radio

    05/06/2007 4:02:40 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 512+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 6, 2007
    Excerpt - YAOUNDE, May 6 (Reuters) - A Kenya Airways plane reported missing on Saturday with 114 people aboard, was found on Sunday in southern Cameroon, the central African country's state radio said. The radio interrupted its programming to report the find, but made no mention of casualties or the state of the aircraft. The plane was found near the village of Awanda, near the town of Mvengue, southwest of the capital Yaounde, the radio said. ~ snip ~
  • Kenya Airways Loses Contact With Jet

    05/04/2007 11:32:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 1,036+ views
    Excerpt - Kenya Airways said Saturday it has lost contact with a 737-800 aircraft that took off from Cameroon. "The last message from the aircraft was received by the control tower in Douala immediately after take-off," Kenya Airways said on its Web site. The flight departed Douala at 12:05 a.m. and was to arrive in Nairobi at 6:15 a.m. ~ snip ~
  • 737 is Boeing's bread-and-butter jet (40'th anniversary of first flight)

    04/09/2007 7:58:44 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 56 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Daily Herald (Everett, Washington) ^ | Monday, April 9, 2007 | Michelle Dunlop
    RENTON - The best-selling commercial jet in history started out with a flop. Over the past four decades, the Boeing Co.'s 737 has won more than 6,850 orders, making it the most requested plane in commercial aviation. Only 30 of those orders were for the original version of the single-aisle plane, the 737-100, which took its maiden voyage 40 years ago today. Although its original 737 got off to a rocky start, Boeing continued tinkering with the jet, seeing it through several iterations. "They just keep evolving it," said Scott Hamilton, an analyst with Leeham Co. Some of those...
  • MAURITANIAN PASSENGER PLANE HIJACKED TO WESTERN SAHARA - MAURITANIAN POLICE

    02/15/2007 11:05:28 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 99 replies · 6,445+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 15, 2007
    MAURITANIAN PASSENGER PLANE HIJACKED TO WESTERN SAHARA - MAURITANIAN POLICE
  • Sudan - Airplane hijacked at Khartoum airport by gunman, diverted to Chad

    01/24/2007 12:13:08 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 1,772+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 27, 2007
    SUDANESE PLANE HIJACKED AT KHARTOUM AIRPORT BY GUNMAN, DIVERTED TO CHAD'S CAPITAL N'DJAMENA - AN OFFICIAL SAYS
  • Indonesia - A piece of missing 737 found at sea

    01/10/2007 4:36:19 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 454+ views
    AFP via translation | January 10, 2007
    Part of Boeing disappeared in Indonesia found at sea JAKARTA - an identified part of Boeing 737 of the company Adam Air disappeared since January 1 in Indonesia was found at sea, announced to Thursday a person in charge for the helps. It acts according to Edy Suyanto, naval officer indonésienne of part of the aileron of right-hand side of the plane (stabilizing with the back), with the job number 65C25746/76. This part was early found Thursday by a fisherman and identified formally by Adam Air, it added.
  • Brazil court releases pilots' passports

    12/05/2006 11:06:11 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 3 replies · 446+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 4 minutes ago ;>) 12/5/2006 | Unatrributed
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A court said Tuesday it had released the passports of two U.S. pilots of a private jet involved in a collision with a Boeing 737 over the Amazon that killed 154 people. The Federal Regional Court of the First Region of Brasilia said that it unanimously agreed to return the passports of Joseph Lepore, 42, of Bay Shore, N.Y., and Jan Paladino, 34, of Westhampton Beach, N.Y. They can pick up their passports in 72 hours and leave Brazil, but must agree to return to Brazil for further inquiry and judicial action, the court said...
  • Boeing Not Afraid to Say 'Sold Out' (No 737's for Southwest)

    11/28/2006 8:39:22 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 19 replies · 1,581+ views
    TimesDaily.com ^ | November 28. 2006 12:00AM | Staff
    Saying no to one of your best customers may not seem like a smart business strategy. But that is exactly what Boeing said this year to Southwest Airlines, which buys more Boeing planes than any other carrier, having taken delivery of 477 to date. Southwest flies only Boeing 737s, and it typically buys them in bulk. But when the airline wanted to add two planes to a recent order of 80, Boeing turned it down. It did, however, offer a Plan B, by pointing Southwest in the direction of two slightly used 737s that Ford Motor wanted to shed. “No...
  • Boeing wins $5.7 billion order

    11/28/2006 5:43:11 AM PST · by rb22982 · 13 replies · 596+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 11/28/2006
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Air Berlin, Germany's No. 2 airline, said on Tuesday it would order 60 Boeing 737-800 jets. The airline said 85 planes would be delivered between 2007 and 2014, adding that of those planes 25 would be for its subsidiary DBA, which it bought in August.
  • Brazil - Colliding With Death at 37,000 Feet, and Living (NYTimes reporter aboard Embraer)

    10/02/2006 11:34:51 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 44 replies · 2,501+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | October 3, 2006 | Joe Sharkey
    Excerpt - SÃO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Oct. 1 — It had been an uneventful, comfortable flight. With the window shade drawn, I was relaxing in my leather seat aboard a $25 million corporate jet that was flying 37,000 feet above the vast Amazon rainforest. The 7 of us on board the 13-passenger jet were keeping to ourselves. Without warning, I felt a terrific jolt and heard a loud bang, followed by an eerie silence, save for the hum of the engines. ~ snip ~
  • Brazilian air force releases first pictures of Embraer Legacy in Friday's fatal collision

    10/02/2006 11:03:48 PM PDT · by bellevuesbest · 23 replies · 3,396+ views
    Flight Global ^ | October 2, 2006 | Justin Wastnage
    The Brazilian air force (FAB) has released photographs of the Embraer Legacy 600 business jet that collided with a Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800 on Friday killing 151 passengers and crew on board. The air force has begun its investigation into the case of the crash and has retained the Embraer aircraft. The aircraft (N600XL, pictured below) was on its delivery flight to the new owner, Excelaire, and was scheduled to land at Embraer's facility in Manaus to refuel. Following the collision, the Legacy 600 landed at the Cachimbo air force base. The FAB says the aircraft, which has a...
  • Boeing, Ryanair Agree to Order for 32 Additional 737-800s

    09/29/2006 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 23 replies · 737+ views
    Boeing ^ | Sept. 29, 2006
    SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Ryanair, Europe's largest and most profitable low-fares airline, announced today an order for 32 Next-Generation 737-800s. Deliveries for this order to the Dublin-based carrier, valued at $2.25 billion at list prices, are scheduled to begin in 2008. The order involves exercising options included in a previous purchase contract. "With its exceptional reliability, environmental performance and low operating costs, the Boeing 737-800 has played an important role in enabling Ryanair to deliver Europe's lowest fares and unmatched punctuality to our passengers," said Michael O'Leary, chief executive of Ryanair. "By adding 32 more Boeing...
  • Boeing adds 34 orders (Now leads Airbust 666 to 222 in orders for 2006)

    09/28/2006 5:02:46 PM PDT · by Proud_USA_Republican · 41 replies · 1,328+ views
    Seattle-PI ^ | 9/28/2006 | James Wallace
    For the second consecutive year, The Boeing Co. has sold more than 500 of its popular 737s. Boeing added 26 more of the Renton-built, single-aisle jets to its 2006 order book Thursday, pushing its net order total for the year for that model to 503. The company did not identify the customer or customers for the latest 737s. In addition to those planes, Boeing also sold another eight 787s -- two to an existing customer and six to a new customer. Boeing did not identify the customers. The latest 787 sales give gives Boeing 110 net 787 orders in 2006....
  • Boeing takes 47 new jet orders

    09/21/2006 2:13:00 PM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 10 replies · 587+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 21, 2006
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA - news) announced new orders for 47 planes from unidentified buyers on Thursday, worth more than $4 billion overall, including 16 for its new carbon and titanium 787 Dreamliner. The order pushes the U.S. planemaker's tally to 632 firm orders so far this year, well ahead of European rival Airbus (EAD.PA), which has confirmed only 222 firm orders this year, but picked up a prestigious 35 plane order from German carrier Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) on Wednesday. On its online order book, Boeing on Thursday noted new orders for 16 of the mid-sized, twin-aisled 787s,...
  • Boeing studies idea of two planes to replace 737

    09/14/2006 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 13 replies · 704+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:02 PM ET | John Crawley
    WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. is weighing options for replacing its best-selling 737 and one scenario might include separate aircraft for two markets, the company's senior marketing official said on Wednesday. The 737 family covers the 110- to 200-seat range and is the most popular commercial plane ever with more than 5,000 produced in nearly four decades. There have been several 737 upgrades, including a major overhaul in the early 1990s. With airlines seeking variety in seating capacity and more fuel and operating efficiency, Boeing is studying how to meet expectations and continue to offer a workhorse for...
  • Boeing studies idea of two planes to replace 737

    09/13/2006 4:08:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies · 3,225+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2006 | John Crawley
    WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is weighing options for replacing its best-selling 737 and one scenario might include separate aircraft for two markets, the company's senior marketing official said on Wednesday. The 737 family covers the 110- to 200-seat range and is the most popular commercial plane ever with more than 5,000 produced in nearly four decades. There have been several 737 upgrades, including a major overhaul in the early 1990s. With airlines seeking variety in seating capacity and more fuel and operating efficiency, Boeing is studying how to meet expectations and continue to...
  • IAI hires PR firm in Korean AEW battle with Boeing

    07/04/2006 3:06:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 678+ views
    Globes Online,Israel ^ | 3 Jul 06 | Amnon Barzilai
    IAI hires Seoul PR firm in battle with Boeing The two companies are bidding in the $1.4 billion South Korean tender for early warning aircraft. Amnon Barzilai 3 Jul 06 19:04 Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. (IAI) has hired a PR agency in Seoul, to assist in it its battle with Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the $1.4 billion tender to provide early warning aircraft to South Korea. Local media representatives have been given information about Israeli technology as well as details of Boeing’s failure to meet the timetable on a similar project that it is carrying out for the Australian air...
  • Boeing shares reach record high after GE orders 737s

    03/29/2006 9:13:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 454+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | March 29, 2006 | August Cole
    Boeing Co. shares reach a record $79.25 on Wednesday after announcing that General Electric's aircraft leasing unit ordered 30 more 737s and may order 30 more. Boeing shares topped their previous all-time high of $79.20 set on March 21.
  • Airbus A320 Outshines Boeing‘s 737

    02/27/2006 7:47:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies · 1,529+ views
    SINGAPORE - Boeing‘s 737 passenger plane, which has seen deliveries top 5,000 since it entered service 38 years ago, has always been touted by its U.S. makers as the world‘s most popular commercial jet. Last year, Toulouse, France-based Airbus had a 62 percent market share of the single-aisle plane market with 918 orders for the A320. The 737 had 569 orders.
  • Boeing delivers 5,000th 737

    02/13/2006 1:52:25 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 39 replies · 833+ views
    Wichita Business Journal via Yahoo! ^ | 2/13/06 | Wichita Business Journal
    On April 9, 1967, the Boeing Co. delivered its first 737. Monday, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV - News) took possession of the 5,000th 737. The "Baby Boeing" as it was called during its development has become the most produced large commercial jet. "The 737 is an icon of efficiency in air travel and one of commercial aviation's greatest success stories," says Alan Mullaly, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in a statement. The jet, a 737-700, is the 447th 737 to join Southwest's fleet. The low-cost airline is scheduled to take delivery on 33 more of the twin-engine jets...
  • Boeing Launches Longest-Range 737 with ANA (737-700ER)

    02/01/2006 4:30:48 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 25 replies · 973+ views
    Boeing ^ | Jan. 31, 2005
    SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today launched the 737-700ER (Extended Range), following an order conversion from ANA (All Nippon Airways) for two airplanes. The 737-700ER has the longest range capability of any 737 commercial family member, and is able to serve new nonstop, point-to-point routes profitably. ANA exercised rights to substitute 737-700s with 737-700ERs. The two 737-700ERs are part of a larger order announced June 23, 2003, for 45 737-700s. "The value of the Next-Generation 737 family continues to grow with the 737-700ER, and we are delighted to have ANA as the launch customer," said...
  • New caution for pilots landing on wet runways

    01/27/2006 12:17:25 PM PST · by eraser2005 · 30 replies · 883+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/27/2006 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The National Transportation Safety Board is urging that commercial airplane pilots change the way they calculate stopping distances on slippery runways to avoid a crash, such as the one in Chicago that killed a child.
  • Xiamen Airlines Order Propels Boeing 737 into Record Books -- Again (737 orders now exceed 6,000)

    12/21/2005 7:06:46 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 53 replies · 848+ views
    Boeing.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2005 | Staff
    SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2005 -- The record-breaking Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737 airplane just set a new milestone likely to remain in the books for a long while. With an order for 10 737-800s from Xiamen Airlines, total orders for the all-time, best-selling 737 surpassed the 6,000 mark. "This is an amazing milestone that reflects how much our customers appreciate the 737's technology, efficiency, safety and profit-making capability," said Alan Mulally, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer. "We are especially pleased to have Xiamen as the customer for this historic order, which also is a testament to our approach...
  • CR Airways In USD$3.3 Bln Boeing Deal - Report

    12/19/2005 5:03:06 AM PST · by saganite · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Airwise news ^ | 19 Dec 05 | staff
    Hong Kong carrier CR Airways will invest more than USD$3 billion in 40 Boeing aircraft as it expands services to China, a local newspaper reported on Monday. The South China Morning Post, citing sources close to the deal, said CR Airways would sign a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to buy 30 B737-800s and 10 B787s on Tuesday, and a formal purchase agreement was scheduled to be signed next month. The B787 and B737-800 have a price tag of USD$130 million and USD$66 million per aircraft respectively, giving an aggregate contract value of USD$3.28 billion before discounts, the paper said....
  • 737 as popular as ever (Spirit workers to celebrate 5,000th fuselage)

    12/12/2005 9:57:19 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 53 replies · 949+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Posted on Sun, Dec. 11, 2005 | Reach Molly McMillin
    In 1965, when Boeing launched its new short-range 4737 twinjet, some Wichita workers didn't think there would be a large market for the plane. They figured the much bigger 747 would be the hotter seller. After all, airlines were using hubs more than they were offering point-to-point service -- direct routes between cities that bypassed hubs. At the time, Wichita workers built the tooling for the 737 fuselage as if they would manufacture only about 100 planes in all. Time has proven them wrong. The 737 is the most popular jetliner in commercial aircraft history. It has provided jobs...
  • Passenger jet slides off runway at Chicago airport

    12/08/2005 7:08:09 PM PST · by xjcsa · 22 replies · 894+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | December 8, 2005
    <p>There were no immediate reports of injuries on the plane, which had flown from Baltimore. One person was initially reported as injured in a car that collided with the plane. The plane's nose was resting on the ground.</p> <p>Ambulances and fire trucks rushed to the scene, in the northwest corner of the airport, which is surrounded by roads and a residential area.</p>
  • Aerospace Notebook: 800 orders set Boeing record

    11/24/2005 6:32:58 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 22 replies · 1,135+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Wednesday, November 23, 2005 | JAMES WALLACE
    It's official. The men and women who sell commercial jetliners for The Boeing Co. have set a record for most orders ever won in any year by Boeing, Airbus or the late McDonnell Douglas. With the 42-plane firm order announced Sunday by Emirates Airlines at the Dubai Air Show, Boeing now has 800 gross orders for 2005, or 775 net orders, which includes cancellations. That shatters the previous jetliner order record set by Boeing in 1996, when it won gross orders for 668 jetliners. Some recent media reports have said Boeing's best year came in 1986, when it won orders...
  • Boeing Is Coming Up Sevens

    11/21/2005 2:30:56 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 1,830+ views
    Motley Fool ^ | November 21, 2005 | W.D. Crotty
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) shareholders, rejoice! The company is rolling lucky sevens -- as in 777s, 787s, and 737s. The lifeblood of aircraft manufacturing is the order book, and Boeing has a fat one now. And for a company recently overwhelmed by questions regarding its corporate governance practices and ongoing competition due to forthcoming Airbus product releases, that has to be a nice thing to hear.
  • Tense moments on Flight 530 (Southwest Airlines Depressurization)

    11/16/2005 8:59:16 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 68 replies · 1,778+ views
    UnionLeader.com ^ | Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 | MICHAEL COUSINEAU
    Manchester — A Southwest flight from Las Vegas to Manchester lost cabin pressure Sunday night, forcing 131 passengers to don oxygen masks and the pilot to descend rapidly, the airline said yesterday. "It was definitely some tense times on the plane," said Dr. Christopher J. Newton, a Manchester passenger. DR. CHRISTOPHER J. NEWTON, passenger "All of a sudden, you had a pretty significant popping of the ears, then the oxygen masks came down," he said. "I believe the pilots put the plane into a descent." "When we were going down, the natural thing that goes through the mind is,...
  • German airline DBA orders 40 new Boeing 737 jets

    11/14/2005 7:52:26 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 23 replies · 595+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov. 14, 2005
    MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - German airline DBA said it had ordered 40 new 737 jets from US aircraft maker Boeing, with the first aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2008. The 737-700 and 737-800 jets, to be delivered between 2008 and 2010, would enable DBA to become "the number one" on the domestic German market ahead of flag carrier Lufthansa, DBA said in a statement Monday. The financial terms were not disclosed, but the list price of one new-generation 737 jet stands at 54 million dollars (46 million dollars). At present, DBA currently operates a fleet of 29 leased 737 jets....
  • Nigeria mourns plane crash victims

    10/24/2005 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 292+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 24 October 2005 | Unattributed
    LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) -- Nigeria began three days of mourning Monday for 117 people who died when a passenger jet crashed shortly after take-off from Lagos airport. Investigators are continuing to search the wreckage of the twin-engine Boeing 737 that went down late Saturday, killing all on board, Nigerian officials said. Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who's wife died at a hospital in Spain within hours of the crash, asked "all Nigerians to pray for all those aboard the plane and their families." Investigators were attempting to recover the plane's flight-data recorders in an effort to determine the cause of the...